The Party of Appeasement

Yesterday House Democrats got what they wanted, narrowly: a declaration that the troops must come home from Iraq by September 2008, combined with the latest appropriation for the troops. The legislation, which will probably be vetored anyway, portrays the Democrats as the party of appeasement and surrender. But they are dreaming if they think the thugs will now leave us alone. That’s the kind of fantasy that brought on 9/11 in the first place.

The Democrats aren’t the only ones cheering, either. Al Qaeda and the various thugs vying for control of Iraq, plus other terrorists around the world, are also happy that the U.S. appears indeed to be the paper tiger they have said we are all along. They can’t wait for the Democrats to regain control of the White House. When they do, Iraq’s democratic experiment will be history, and the terrorists will be that much closer to obliterating Western civilization.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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